Integrated Openings Solutions™ (IOS) Forges Strategic Growth Partnership with Frontenac

IOS enhances its ability to pursue exciting growth opportunities with strategic and capital support.

Olathe, KS November 28th, 2023: Integrated Openings Solutions™ (IOS) proudly announces a transformative growth partnership with Frontenac, a distinguished capital firm based in Chicago, Illinois. This strategic alliance empowers IOS to advance its mission of reshaping the commercial openings landscape.

With Frontenac’s support, IOS is poised to explore new growth opportunities, fostering collaborations with exceptional businesses seeking strategic partnerships for expansion while preserving their unique culture. TM Capital played a pivotal role and identified Frontenac as an ideal growth partner for IOS.

IOS will continue to offer its full range of capabilities while actively pursuing exciting expansion prospects. The IOS leadership team welcomes industry veteran Brendan Deely, former leader of building products distribution platforms Banner Solutions and A.H. Harris. Brendan expressed his confidence in the partnership,

“The management team at IOS has a clear vision, focus, and dedication to continuing to establish itself as a strong player in the industry. We have confidence in their ability to meaningfully expand on the platform, while keeping customers and innovation at the forefront of their approach.”

Joe Lopez, Co-Founder & CEO of IOS, shared the vision behind this collaboration,

“Our strategic vendors want channel partners that can single-source numerous products and services on every project. IOS has been built to bring all these elements to market, and we think this is the right time in the industry for us to focus our efforts on this expansion.”

Ron Keuhl, Managing Partner at Frontenac, gave his perspective on IOS,

“Joe and Nick have built an incredibly differentiated business that is deeply entrenched with its customers. We look forward to working alongside them to continue building a differentiated commercial door and integrated technology platform.”

Nick McCarty, President of IOS, is proud of the people who make IOS work,

“IOS is a people-first company with an ambitious team that fully believes in our mission of growth. They are professional, knowledgeable and have strong relationships with their customers. The growth partnership with Frontenac will empower IOS to support our talented teams, helping us transform our industry as cultural leaders.”

This partnership marks a significant chapter in IOS’s journey, aligning with its commitment to innovation, healthy growth, and fostering a people-first culture. IOS anticipates continued success as it enters this new phase of growth with Frontenac.

About Integrated Openings Solutions, LLC – Headquartered in Olathe, KS with additional locations in Florida, Missouri, and Alabama, Integrated Openings Solutions™ is an established value-added specialty distributor of commercial door and access control solutions. The company offers a wide range of products and services, including commercial door opening products, security integration solutions, and maintenance and repair services. With significant divisions across the Midwest and Southeast, the company has established itself as a super-regional player in some of the fastest-growing regions of the country. IOS serves customers across a diverse base of commercial end markets including education, government, healthcare, hospitality, multi-family, and retail. For more information, please visit

About Frontenac – Frontenac is a Chicago-based private equity firm. The firm focuses on investing in lower middle market buyout transactions in the consumer, industrial, and services industries. Frontenac works in partnership with established operating leaders, through an executive-centric approach called CEO1ST®, which seeks to identify, acquire, and build market-leading companies through transformational acquisitions and operational excellence. Over the last 50+ years, Frontenac has built a franchise working with over 300 owners of mid-sized businesses as they address complex transition issues of liquidity, management enhancement, and growth planning. For more information, please visit